Worcester, New York

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Worcester is a town in Otsego County, New York, United States. The population was 2,207 at the 2000 census.

Worcester is on the southeast border of the county and is northeast of Oneonta.

Worcester Central School presently has 460 students enrolled in grades K-12. [3]

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History

Settlement began on Schenevus Creek around 1788.

The town was established from part of the Town of Cherry Valley in 1797. In 1808, the Towns of Decatur, Maryland, and Westford were formed from part of Worcester.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.9 square miles (121.4 km²), of which, 46.7 square miles (121.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.

Interstate 88 passes through the central part of the town, following the same course as New York State Route 7. Both highways follow the course of Schenevus Creek across the town.

The south town line is the border of Delaware County and Schoharie County.

In the East Worcester-Decatur area, is the East Worcester Fish N' Game Club. It is known to locals as "The Lake". There is great fishing in the lake. Also the club holds many functions such as fishing derbies, cook outs, clam bakes, and dances.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,207 people, 911 households, and 600 families residing in the town. The population density was 47.2 people per square mile (18.2/km²). There were 1,201 housing units at an average density of 25.7/sq mi (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.46% White, 0.59% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

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